Title: To Catch A Thief
Author: Aino Yuy aka Usagi-Hater
Disclaimer: I, Aino Yuy aka Usagi-Hater, hereby swear I do not own
anything. Not the shows, Gundam Wing and Sailor Moon, or the characters,
Minako, Ami, Makoto, Rei, Heero, Duo, Trowa, Wufei, Quatre, Relena, and
other people. But you must remember the title and the plot of this story is
my idea! I haven't encountered any GW/SM fics that has to do with the
scouts as thieves and the pilots as the catchers. If there are, well what
can I say? It's not like authors don't use plots that have been used
already. And I made sure the title of this fic was not used in the GW/SM
crossover section. So don't flame me about that!
Author Notes: Yes, I am going to re-editing the prologue. At first when I
wrote it, I had a cold. Of course my head wasn't really thinking into the
future. So I got stuck in what I was going to write next. Now, that I
thought it over, I'm going to change some stuff.
You could say my friends and I are the bad guys, being one of the top
thieves ever around in the Sanq Kingdom. But to tell the truth we're just
normal poor teenaged girls...
Neither I nor my friends, Makoto, Rei, and Ami, were born in the Sanq
Kingdom. When we were young, looking for a place to stay, we happen to past
by the kingdom. Lucky, we followed my friend Ami's advice and found a small
abandoned area near the market place.
Seeing that it had been empty for a long time, we decided to call the Sanq
Kingdom our home. But of course we were only thirteen at the time and we
didn't have any money.
Makoto and Rei did try to get jobs, but faith wasn't with us that Fall...
Winter began to snow in and we were all very hungry. We managed to survive
by picking food out of the garbage cans. But of course that never was able
to fill our stomachs.
And then, that day happened... Ami and I were watching from affair, on a
tree branch, the winter festival held by the palace. My stomach was
growling so much, it made me feel so sick. I could also hear Ami's but she
did not complain at all.
Looking around, I saw a girl with dirty blonde hair sitting on a throne
with two adults. Ami had explained to me that they were the king and queen
and the girl was the princess of the Sanq Kingdom.
She was waving to everyone as the crowed gasped at her beauty. But I was
admiring the small white pouch dangling at her side. I could tell right
from where I was that it was filled with gold.
I told my blue haired friend that I would be back and quickly jumped off
the tree branch. Squeezing my way around the crowd until I was close to the
girl, I began to crawl underneath the stand where the thrones were seated,
which the bottom was hidden with a red drape.
Slowly letting my head sneak out and grip the small bag softly; I begin to
have my other hand pull the slipknot. It was a good thing that the
princess's chair was very close to the edge. Everyone was too busy watching
the circus to notice my doings. I was finally able to get the bag and crawl
out again when I accidentally bumped into a boy.
He was dressed in what looked like an army uniform. He looked at me as I
tried to keep my balance. The boy then noticed the bag in my hand and his
face seemed to darken.
Even if he had caught me in the act, I was already loosing my balance and
began to fall when I felt arms from behind grab me. Looking up, I was
contented to see Ami's face.
She said nothing but took my hand and ran. We ran away from the crowd but I
noticed the boy following us. Was he some kind of soldier or something? He
did have the clothes but how could he be one? He was far too young...
probably the same age as me.
While we were on the run, the crowd started to cheer. I looked at the
performers briefly to spot a small clown boy standing on a ball with one
leg. He was carrying a small girl in his arms at the process.
Luckily that performance happened because I noticed that the boy who was
chasing us was pulled away by another boy who was also dressed in a soldier
uniform. He had his hair tied into a long braid as his arms wrapped around
the other boy.
I remembered the daggered look he gave his friend for the interference and
the look he gave me and Ami as we disappeared from the crowd.
Yes, that was the beginning of our profession. When we got back to our
hideout, we were able to count the money and realized it would last us at
least a week and half. We all had a debate and chose that it was time to
take matters in our own hand. We decided to become thieves.
Now, I have been a thief for three years. It's not that bad though. You get
to have anything you want; if you can rob it, and you can also get your
name posted everywhere. Well... except for the fact that the word,
"WANTED," in big red letters is engraved on top. Oh well, I guess you can't
Anyways, remember that boy I met in the winter festival three years ago? I
found out that he was a new recruit for the army, being drafter and trained
at the age of five from another country. I have heard his friends call him
Ami has told me once that he had once served in the army for the Sanq
Kingdom, protecting the princess and the royal family. He became a hero in
everyone's eyes, especially to the princess.
Oh, and get this, that spoiled princess sent him and four other soldiers to
capture me and my friends. I know, as if! Just because the Sanq Kingdom
calls them the best doesn't mean that they'll be able to. After all, they
have been trying to arrest us for a month. Yup, a month. How pathetic.
... Alright, alright. I was bluffing. They are good. 'Very' good. They even
almost caught Ami once!
Hopefully, they won't catch me... hopefully. Because that Heero guy sure is
determined to catch me for some reason. I wonder why?
And damn, today seems to be his lucky day! They're gaining on me!
~End of P.O.V~
Author's Notes: So, how's that for long? Ok, maybe it's not that long, but
it's definitely much longer than the past prologue. Oh yes, and this will
not always be in the person's point of view.